Alaska/Pacific Coast

Gulf of Alaska trawlers call for four-day stand down
Alaska Journal of Commerce by DJ Summers – January 28, 2016
Gulf of Alaska trawlers are calling for a Gulf-wide stand down in the midst of the season so that fishermen can show solidarity in Portland.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-01-28/gulf-alaska-trawlers-call-four-day-stand-down#.VquEPSlOH5c

Alaska Fisheries Report – Jan. 28 2016
KMXT- January 28, 2016
Coming up this week, young fishermen are gathering right now in Juneau for a summit meeting, scientists share research about The Blob and its potential effects on seafood, and Arctic proposals are mostly met with open arms at the Board of Fish meeting. All that and more, coming up, on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KNOM’s Emily Russel in Nome, KDLL’s Jenny Neyman in Kenai, KTOO’s Matt Miller in Juneau, KDLG’s Molly Dischner in Dillingham, and KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in
http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7026&Itemid=2

Labeling and Marketing

Bay salmon processors back in MSC label group
A new, larger, group of processors now has access to the Marine Stewardship Council ecolabel for their fish.
KDLG by Molly Dischner – January 27, 2016
Last April, ten of Alaska’s major salmon buyers asked to rejoin the sustainability label they dropped in 2012. Negotiations failed at first, but eventually the Alaska Salmon Processors Association – led by Silver Bay Seafoods ­– agreed to hand over the certificate to the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, which has finally occurred.
http://kdlg.org/post/bay-salmon-processors-back-msc-label-group

FYI’s

How to Handle Fishing Gear Responsibly
The Fish Site – January 29, 2016
ANALYSIS – A new scheme has been launched on the south coast of England to recycle old fishing nets and fishing gear to prevent it from going to landfill or from being abandoned.
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/27069/how-to-handle-fishing-gear-responsibly/

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